The Williamson Art Gallery is expanding it’s ‘Visitor Favourites’ collection. The gallery is asking for your help on what to include from the local Wallasey artist, Harold Hopps.
His work recalled old Wallasey and his paintings were created over many decades up to his death in 1967 at the age of 83 in hospital at Birkenhead.
At the time of his death, Mr. Hopps, lived at 25 Longland Road in Liscard; the road in which he was born in 1879. At that time the district was so open that from the street he lived on, a person could see Wallasey church, the Bidston windmill, and on a clear day the peaks of Snowdonia.
He was a keen student of local history from an early age and an equally enthusiastic painter. Mr. Hopps put down on canvas the changing face of Wallasey during his lifetime, and in 1960 a collection of about 80 of his works was bought by Wallasey’s Library Committee.
Harold Hopps was an old boy of Wallasey Grammar School and not only painted scenes of Wallasey, but other parts of Wirral and occasionally further afield.
Over the last few months, The Williamson Art Gallery has shared several paintings by the artist Harold Hopps on their Facebook page. A gallery statement reads, “Now we’d love to find out which of the paintings has been your favourite! We’ve picked five paintings of different Wirral scenes, from the shore to the street, for you to choose from.”
Click the link below to vote for your favourite. The winner will be added to the “Visitor Favourites” collection. If you tell the gallery why you made your choice your quote will also be included. https://williamsonartgallery.org/visitor-favourites-vote/
Polling will close on Friday 5 February 2021.
All images used with kind permission of Wirral Council.